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We use the Boltzmann transport theory in the relaxation time approximation to describe the thermal transport of spin waves in a ferromagnet. By treating spin waves as magnon excitations we are able to compute analytically and numerically the coefficients of the constitutive thermomagnetic transport equations. As a main result, we find that the absolute thermomagnetic power coefficient ε M, relating the gradient of the potential of the magnetization current and the gradient of the temperature, in the limit of low temperature and low field, is a constant ε M=− 0.6419 k B/μ B. The theory correctly describes the low-temperature and magnetic-field dependencies of spin Seebeck experiments. Furthermore, the theory predicts that in the limit of very low temperatures the spin Peltier coefficient Π M, relating the heat and the magnetization currents, tends to a finite value which depends on the amplitude of the magnetic field. This …
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2016

Vittorio Basso, Elena Ferraro, Marco Piazzi

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Volume: 94 Pages: 144422
Physical Review B